(Fort McMurray, AB – May 15, 2015) – Regional Emergency Services is still on scene of a wildland fire estimated at 3.8 hectares in size in the area of Silver Springs Drive and Silvanus Crescent in Thickwood. Fire crews were dispatched at 1:46 p.m. yesterday to reports of a bush fire.
Crews will be checking for hot spots and extinguishing areas they were unable to complete last night due to darkness.
The fire is currently being held and closely monitored. Due to extremely dry conditions, heavy smoke and smoldering is expected to continue throughout the day. Residents are encouraged to avoid the area and are advised to not enter any trails or forested areas near the fire.
Updates will continue to be provided as they become available.